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Maze Game - Late 70's / Early 80's - Battleship-esk - What's it name?

I am looking for the name of a Late 70's / early 80's board game. The basic design was based on Battle Ship. Each of the two players had a clam shell case where they built their own maze at the ...
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Trying to figure out name of the game below

If anyone could help I would love to find the name of this game. As you stack the blocked the sides on the block below rotate and they change color (see the stickers) and there are four "bases" or ...
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Wooden felt-lined tray with numbers

It's a wooden felt-lined tray with twelve wooden toggles--for lack of a better term--across one of the long sides. They are numbered one through twelve, and you can flip them up or down. Same ...
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Card game where you organize your hand

In this card game, you have a hand of 10 cards where you try to order them by replacement. On your turn, you draw a card, switch it with one in your hand, and discard the other one. You can use the ...
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Identify this card game, where you have to beat previous cards put on the table

I remember playing this card game using a regular card deck but I don't remember the exact rules and also don't know what it's called. If it helps, I live in the Netherlands so it might not be known ...
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What is this game with a 12x8 pegboard and 59 double sided pegs?

I was wondering if anyone knows what this game is. It has 59(maybe missing 1) pegs that are red on one side and wood color on the other. It is a 12 x 8 Pegboard Game. There are no markings on the ...
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What's the name of this co-op card-based game?

You each are soldiers executing campaigns. Each turn you must play a card that contains a combination of some terrains and some symbols. If the board ever shows 3 of the same terrain or symbol, you ...
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What is this (solitaire?) card game called?

I'm not sure if this falls under the solitaire category, but it is played with one player. Someone taught me this card game and was under the impression that it was called Kings, but apparently it's ...
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Card game similar to jokers and pegs

I recently read about a popular game that, similar to Jokers and Pegs, used cards to determine play. As I recall, it required multiple decks of cards - two more decks than the number of players, but I ...
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What is the name of the game called “Ace” in south Asia (specifically India)?

This game has a standard deck of 52 playing cards. All the cards are dealt out to the players, and there can be any number of players. The game goes like this: First the player who has the Ace of ...
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Identify this strategic, war board & card game about Italy (not Carcassonne)?

The name of this game was a word I'm not familiar with, probably an italian word, starting with a C and around 8 to 12 letters long (it wasn't Carcassonne!) The goal of the game was to conquer 3 ...
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Is there a standard name for the card game “kabou”?

The game is played with french cards (4 colors: ace, 2 - 10, Jack, Queen, King; jokers). You need at least 2 players, but you can have more. A game of Kabou has arbitrary many rounds. In each round, ...
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Help identify an old board game with three rooms in a castle and a ghost

Some things that I can remember: There is a castle with 3 rooms. There are tree treasures in each of the rooms Maximum about 4 players Someone plays as a Ghost and others as people Ghost is hunting ...
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What board game does this die belong to?

I found a red and black die in my pocket. The sides are a T, a Roman column, two people, a clock with x2, one person, and another T; each image is bordered by a circle. I have no idea what it's from; ...
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Looking for a card game about auerochs

I remember playing a card game I'd like to find and buy, but I don't remember the exact name. It is a game which we played with its own special-design deck. The cards have numbers going up to a bit ...
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A board game called PALM BEACH or something to that effect

Does anyone remember a board game called PALM BEACH or something to that effect that was played similar to monopoly ? I am looking for a copy or more info. From what I can remember, The characters ...
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What is the African board game in this picture?

What is the name of the board game in the picture below? Any article/document about the game would be very appreciated.
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Identify this board and card game relating to 19th century race horses

Does anyone know the name of the board game in the picture below please?
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What's the name of this board game about a Middle East oil war?

I'm trying to find a board game which I knew when I was a kid. Nobody let me play it. It's played in the Middle East. It has oil pipelines to link territories, oil tanker ships, perhaps an oil drill, ...
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What version of rummy is this?

I was taught this as a young child by my grandmother. It's how my family plays what we call rummy, but I cannot find anything like it online: Two plus players (we've played up to 4), all dealt 7 ...
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Identify this grid placement/guessing game

Please help me know the name of this game, i can't google it because i don't know what the proper keyword is. Basically Its a board game played mostly by 2 or more depending on the creator of the ...
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What is the name of this solitaire variant?

I recently learned a new solitaire from a friend, but we have no idea what the name of it is. Can anyone help? You use two decks of cards, and start by placing 14 rows of cards. The middle 4 rows are ...
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Help identify old advertising card game

Over the weekend I picked up a deck of cards that was originally intended to advertise the 'Page Woven Wire Fence'. Each card has 4 little phrases on it about the company or the product. Each card ...
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Solitaire variant: Piles of 3, top moved by value match. Name=?

I'm in the UK. My sister taught me this as "American Patience" in the 1960's (it is not a straight Solitaire). Object: To clear the tableaux and move all the cards to the 4 foundation piles, Ace ...
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Number wars / do you play it in your country? [closed]

So, at here, Hungary, when I was child, we played a game, called No war (war of numbers). There was 2 teams, and on every member's head, there was a paper with a unique number. Like: 45987 for me, ...
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What is the name of this snakes-and-ladders-like race game?

Someone taught me a game that they remember playing many years before. They drew the board from memory, it looks mostly like this: _____________ | __________ | | |E| | | | | | | | | | | | | | |&...
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What's the name of the board game about sailing between islands?

I recently played a board game but forgot the name of it. Can someone please tell me the title? You compete with other players to travel to other islands. During your turn, you can place boats in ...
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Card game where you're dealt two role cards you keep hidden

I played a game a couple of months ago that was pretty minimalist. Everyone (6+ players) was dealt two cards that they kept hidden. Each had a role, I think some included Assassin, Baron or Duke(?), ...
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Help Determining a Card Game w/ 4 Stacks and Hidden Card Bidding

I played a game about 5 to 8 years ago with the following rules: The deck was similar to a Skip-Bo deck (Numbered cards with no suits) Each player was dealt a hand and 4 "piles" were created On each ...
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Help me identify this card game with secret, changing rules

A while ago, I played this card game with a handful of my friends. We used regular poker cards. We started playing the games without being told the rules. The only thing we were told was that it was ...
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Name of empire building game with negotiated alliances?

Over the summer I played a board game in which players took on the role of 19th(?) century European powers, and accumulated score by owning 'control points' in various geographic regions around the ...
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Looking for a board game

I once ran into a computer implementation of an old board game that seemed rather interesting, unfortunately I am unable to recall either. What I do remember: Probable Java (advertised support for ...
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Soviet space exploration board game (now with pictures)

I have an archaeological question :). I used to have this space exploration board game that my father bought in the USSR in the 80s. I can't remember its name and I've been trying to find it on ...
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What is this game with 16 pegs and 36 spools to fit on them?

This board has 36 spools that fit on 16 pegs or sticks. It looks like it might be 3D checkers or something like that. Interested in the name and how to play. Someone took a lot of time making this ...
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What is this game with Knights and Ogres and wolf riders I played when I was a kid?

I grew up in the 80s, so the game should of come out in the late 80s or early 90s. I believe that the game was made by the same makers that made Hero Quest, but I might be wrong. The game was an War ...
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What are these games?

What are the three games seen above and to the right of Tom Vasel, between Twilight Struggle and Goa? Looks like a series called Ancients or with "Ancients" in the title.
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Mafia-type game which a secret message is communicated

During a recent visit to Europe, I saw some students playing a game that looked something like Mafia that played roughly like this (linguistic difficulties prevented me from any further understanding):...
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What game does this die belong to?

Have a game die and I am trying to figure out which game it belongs to. Has the numbers 1, 2,3, 2 and " All HOP Over" and "Turn Log" Ideas?
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Help Identify this game: place wooden barriers try to get across [duplicate]

When I was younger I had a cool game, that I forget the name of, and would like to re-acquire. It was a small wooden board, with a grid of squares on it. There were two players, and each turn, you ...
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What is the name of this game involving racing to the other side of the board and putting down barriers?

Does anyone recognize this game, where players take turns in a square board, each turn a player can move his pawn or place a wall and the objective is to reach the other side of the board before the ...
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What is this game, played with chess board and pieces, but with totally different rules?

Multiple decades ago, I was introduced to a game as described in the title of this question. What I can remember of it is: The two rooks had different functions. They were distinguished by placing ...
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Name and rules of Japanese card game

While in Japan recently, a Japanese colleague taught me an excellent card game. It involved a standard 52 card deck, and the game play proceeded like Uno in that each player could lay a card whose ...
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What is this game called?

I was recently taught a game with the following rules. Deal 5 cards face down to each player in a line and then 5 cards on top of the face down cards. Then deal 3 cards to each player for their hand. ...
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Name of a card trading game

When I was young, there used to play a game where we traded cards. Two people used to split one pack of cards, these cards usually had information on cars. you would then compare specifications, and ...
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What is the name of this solitaire card game?

You start flipping cards over one at a time and holding them in one hand. When you have two cards of the same suit that are separated by two other cards (e.g. 4♣ 2♦ 7♥ 10♣), you discard the middle two....
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Monster Stacking Puzzle Game?

A couple of years ago I bought a game that I absolutely adored. Unfortunately I lent it to a friend, never got it back and haven't been able to find it since. Can anyone help? I don't know the name of ...
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Is there a standard name for the card game “Elevenses”?

My mother taught me a simple single player card game called Elevenses when I was young. I'm wondering: does my card game have a standard name? I have not met many who have known of the game. You ...
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Identify board game played as a child featuring cute monsters

When I was a child I had a board game that featured small plastic monsters. If I recall each player chose a type of monster and you got three monsters to play with of that type. I remember nothing of ...
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Space combat game with standard deck of cards

About a year ago I was clicking around on the net and I found someone's personal blog with a description of an invented card game. It was played with a normal deck of cards. Face cards were ships, ...
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What game are these cards from?

What game do the cards in the hands of the guy second from the right (Gin Ichimaru) come from, if they do come from from any game?